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Universal acclaim- based on 288 Ratings

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  1. Negative: 33 out of 288

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  1. Apr 9, 2011
    Along with Marshall Matters Lp, Blueprint, Eminem Show, College Dropout, This few albums were the only classic hip hop albums released in the 2000s. 50cent took the music industry with surprise with this album but bigger thanks to Eminem and Dr Dre, i believe anyone who rides with Em and Dre cant lose. Classic !!!!!
  2. May 5, 2012
    $Yeeeeeuuuuhhhuuhhuueeeahhhh ma boi fiddy bump hard! ya' heard!$
  3. Dec 18, 2014
    This is by far 50's best album ever. Classic rap at it's best!! Dope beats and heavy bass when you blast this in your car. I've been a huge fan of 50 cent ever since I was a teenager. Two specific tracks to listen to is high all the time and won't back down.
  4. Oct 17, 2014
    This is one of the greatest albums in the history of hip-hop. You can listen the whole entire album without skipping a song. The production on this album is great and what 50 Cent tells his stories of being shot nine times and being a drug dealer in great detail. 50 Cent definitely lived up to the hype that surrounded this album.
  5. Apr 22, 2015
    Arguably 50's best work, Get rich or die tryin' is a hip-hop classic you can't miss. 50 is passionate, aggressive and on fire when he spits his angry rhymes. Also having an extra sharp Dre and Em production and guest features from the G-Unit crew and Eminem, GODT proves that all of the songs on the album have their place. The 2003 NY gangsta and club sound will leave you craving for more.

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Unless you are the president of the NRA or addicted to Cops-type tales, 50 Cent's debut is strictly small change.
  2. More sonically adventurous than its mainstream look suggests.
  3. Only intermittently justifies the buzz surrounding the rapper's career.